April 7, 2011

Caribbean Roasted Salmon

I love this salmon dish! My kids and husband love this salmon dish! My friends love this salmon dish! I first had this at a dinner party and had to have the recipe. It's so amazingly simple. Marinate, rub and bake. And salmon is so, so good for you. It's high in protein, is an excellent source of omega-3's and contains a large number of essential vitamins and minerals. When you can, choose wild-caught over farmed - more omega 3's, fewer not-as-good omega 6's and significantly fewer contaminants. Adapted from a Cooking Light recipe, enjoy with some brown rice and a simply seasoned veggie.
 
Roasted salmon with steamed asparagus and brown rice

caribbean roasted salmon recipe

ingredients:
1/4 cup orange juice
2  tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 (6-oz) salmon fillets
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (increase this amount according to desired spice level)
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
Cooking spray
Lemon slices (optional)

directions:
1. Combine the orange and lemon juice with the salmon. Marinate in refrigerator for about an hour, turning occasionally.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3. Prepare spice rub by combining the sugar, chili powder, lemon rind, cumin, salt and cinnamon. Remove fish from marinade. Rub spices over top and sides of fish (no need to cover the bottom.) Coat shallow baking dish with cooking spray and place the fish, skin-side down, in a single layer. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
Serves 4.

2 comments:

Colleen said... [Reply]

So happy you shared this, Tracy! This recipe is fantastic!!!

Tracy said... [Reply]

@ColleenThanks, Colleen! I can't get enough of this one either!

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